Name: Arthur J. BrettHonored by The Carroll County Sun...

The Carroll County Sun News Profile of the Week

September 20, 1992

Name: Arthur J. Brett

Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Becoming the district chairman for the American Legion's 56th National Oratorical Contest. He will be responsible for judging and coordinating contestants in Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties.

Age: 61

Residence; hometown: Sykesville; Milwaukee, Wis.

Education: Bachelor of science degree in business administration from Marquette University; graduate work in personnel manage ment and governmental budgeting from George Washington University

Family: Wife: Mary Jane, retired from Social Security Administration; daughters: Michelle Pullen and Mary Bare, both of Westminster, and Jeanne Vaccarino of Taneytown; and 10 grandchildren

Activities/hobbies: Formerly worked in foreign service for Social Security Administration and retired in 1987 as senior foreign analyst; member of the National Association of Federal Employees; charter member of Piedmont Pacers; two-time past commander of the American Legion Gold Star Post in Mount Airy, where he now serves as historian

Accomplishments: His 40-year marriage, children and grandchildren

Recipient's comments: "I have been through intensive training to learn how to judge these contests. It's quite a responsibility. We are building an enthusiasm, urging young people to come out for the contests. In the past five years, Maryland has won the national contest three times."

Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.

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